Michael Williamson

621 Added | 3 Magazines | 10 Likes | 1 Following | 132 Followers | @mlwilliamson | Network Consultant, 25 years in IT, work in Vmware/Cisco/HP/Microsoft shop. Blessed by God.

New vSphere 6.5 DRS White Paper released

This week I published a new white paper about vSphere 6.5 DRS. Most customers have been using vSphere DRS for over a decade, yet the technology is …

Virtualization

Intel Invented the Traditional SSD Killer of the Future, and It's So Fast and So Expensive

This thing flies. The machine I installed it in is already positively loaded: It’s got Intel’s latest 6-core i7 processor, an Nvidia 1080 graphics …

Windows 10 null character flaw keeps malware hidden from security scanning tools

The Windows 10 interface that allows apps to connect to antivirus software is truncating files, causing compromised code to come back clean.<p>Building …

Cyber-attacks

VMware Visio Stencils and PowerPoint Icons (2018)

It has been almost 3 years since I shared my last VMware EUC Visio stencil set so I decided it’s time for an update for 2018. You can see all of the …

Enabling Remote and Branch Office (ROBO) and Edge Use Cases

Co-author Bhumik Patel – Technical Alliances, VMware<p>Over the years we have seen how virtualization has transformed ROBO (Remote Office Branch Office) …

Vmware

How To: How Hackers Use Hidden Data on Airline Boarding Passes to Hack Flights

Millions of travelers pass through airports each day without understanding how powerful and insecure a boarding pass can be. Anyone can scan the …

White Hat

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

<b>Final update</b> Speed hits loom, other OSes need fixesA fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the …

Information Security

Avoiding Micro-Segmentation Pitfalls: A Phased Approach to Implementation

Micro-segmentation is very achievable. While it can feel daunting, you can succeed by proactively being aware of and avoiding these roadblocks.<p>It's …

Information Security

Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10

Farewell, PuTTY<p>Microsoft has been steadily making Windows 10 a lot more developer friendly, adding the bash command line, alongside Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora Linux distributions. The software giant is now adding a native OpenSSH client to Windows 10. It’s available immediately as a beta option …

Software

You may soon be testing Microsoft's next software

The debut of Windows 10's Sets feature is the latest example of the tech industry asking us to be guinea pigs.<p>Microsoft has a great new idea that might change the way you use a computer. But the company's not sure it'll work.<p>Wanna try it?<p>In the coming weeks, the world's largest software maker will …

Software
SD-WAN

What Every vSphere Admin Must Know About VMware Tools

Managing the lifecycle of VMware Tools continues to be a topic of interest among VMware vSphere customers everywhere. There have been some notable …

Virtualization

Nearly every Intel CPU since Skylake found vulnerable to USB based attack

The Intel Management Engine goes unnoticed by most users, but the subsystem plays a very important role in Intel-based systems. Since 2008, nearly …

This real-time map of antivirus fails is roasting MalwareBytes’ competitors

In the wake of the Equifax hack and growing mistrust of major anti-virus companies, it’s becoming harder and harder to know where to turn for your …

Cybersecurity

Edge Computing — The New Frontier of the Web

Learn the basics of edge computing and how it is transforming the realtime landscape<p>The Edge<p>The ‘edge’ refers to computing infrastructure that exists …

Internet of Things

Microsoft presenter downloads Chrome after Edge fails

Commentary: During a stimulating Microsoft presentation, the company's new browser goes over the edge.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>At what point does corporate loyalty break and honesty take over?<p>I'm moved to finding the answer after …

Bill Gates

Microsoft to add free premium features to Outlook.com for Office 365 consumer subscribers

Microsoft is adding to Outlook.com for free new ad-free inbox, enhanced malware and phishing protection and larger mailbox sizes. The catch: Users …

Advertising

Hackers are attacking power companies, stealing critical data: Here's how they are doing it

Attackers are particularly interested in industrial control systems -- and they're still at it right now.<p>Hackers are continuing to attempt to gain …

Cybersecurity

Free up 30GB of hard drive space in Windows 10 by cleaning up after the Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has just released its biggest update to Windows 10 yet. The Fall Creators Update introduces lots of new features and general improvements, …

Logitech’s Craft keyboard offers premium typing with big bonuses

Logitech’s keyboards have long been my keyboards of choice, thanks to their versatility and focus on good design. But the new Craft keyboard may be my favorite Logitech keyboard of all time — and possibly my favorite keyboard, period. The Craft is being billed as a creative tool thanks to the …

Logitech

Microsoft is bringing new Edge apps to iOS, Android

Microsoft is rolling out new Edge apps for iOS and Android (plus an updated Launcher app for Android) as part of its strategy to try to keep Windows …

Apps

vSphere 6.5 Security Configuration Guide now available

Announcing the GA release of the vSphere Security Configuration Guide! RenameAs I mentioned in my previous blog post where I announced the …

Virtualization

Deloitte is a sitting duck: Key systems with RDP open, VPN and proxy 'login details leaked'

Yes, that's Gartner’s security consultancy of the yearMonday’s news that multinational consultancy Deloitte had been hacked was dismissed by the firm …

Information Security

Microsoft Teams is officially replacing Skype for Business

Microsoft is bolstering Microsoft Teams to better challenge Slack in the battle of the collaborative, chatty workplace apps.<p>For starters, Teams will …

Death Row

Cisco Will Buy NetApp, Says Summit Redstone, PSTG ‘Shopping Itself’

Over the transom yesterday slipped from <b>Summit Redstone</b>’s <b>Srini Nandury</b> about things he’s learned while chatting with various unnamed sources in …

Malware-Infected CCleaner Installer Distributed to Users Via Official Servers for a Month

A backdoored installer was put onto the company's official servers, and millions of people likely downloaded it.<p>Hackers have managed to embed malware into the installer of CCleaner, a popular Windows system optimization tool with over 2 billion downloads to date. The rogue package was distributed …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft may be repositioning some (or all) of Skype for Business as Teams

"Skype for Business is now Microsoft Teams!" according to a message some Skype for Business users briefly saw appear in their accounts.<p>A number of …

Skype for Business